Subject: General Questions / General General Questions
QuestionWeek 6 exam 1Question 1 Which habit of critical thinking do individuals who keep food diaries and practice daily exercise BEST represent?Question 2 Which of these questions has the most potential for debate?Question 3 Which of the following is a core skill of critical thinking?Question 4 Sarah and her husband are shopping for a mortgage; she has been to multiple banks and has spoken to multiple vendors. Which critical thinking habit is Sarah practicing? Choose the BEST answer.Question 5 A rule of thumb for using to critical thinking to find solutions and make decisions is to seek which of the following?Question 6 Ever since she was in high school, Tamille has been deeply committed to her belief that animal testing in all forms is wrong. One day she gets into a debate about this topic with her classmate Carissa, a strong proponent of animal testing, and she finds herself getting angry and emotional during the conversation. Which is the MOST likely explanation for Tamille’s reaction?Question 7 Which statement best illustrates self-interested thinking?Question 8 Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie’s concept of the single story can also be described as __________.Question 9 Which strategy helps combat hostility?Question 10 Christopher took a yearlong teaching job in another country to teach English to elementary-aged students. Christopher tells his mom that he can’t understand why students from another culture eat rice with every meal when bread is a tastier option. Which of the following statements is the MOST likely explanation for Christopher’s view on the other culture’s meals?Question 11 If I purchase a fuel-efficient car, then I will use less gas. If I use less gas, then I save more money. Which of the following conclusions is BEST supported by these premises?Question 12 A friend is expressing her discontent with an online retailer and states the following: “The website frequently crashes. You have to email to reach customer service. They do not always carry common sizes. You should avoid shopping with them.” Does her series of statements represent an argument? Why?Question 13 A(n) _________ is an argument with an unstated premise.Question 14 Vicky is trying to convince Todd that he should eat at the new Thai restaurant in town because the food is tasty, affordable, and healthy. She then explains that the food at the restaurant is healthy because the chefs avoid hydrogenated oils and use natural sweeteners when possible. Vicky’s argument about why the food is healthy serves as which of the following?Question 15 What type of argument does the following statement make? My dog lives in a house with children and has never bitten them. My dog is friendly toward children that he encounters. Therefore, it is unlikely that my dog would ever bite a child.Question 16 Jose really likes bacon and wants to wrap bacon around all of the appetizers to be served at a dinner party. Sarah disagrees and suggests guests might want a “bacon-free” option. Jose claims that no one should listen to Sarah because she is a crazy vegetarian. This is a(n) _________ fallacy.Question 17 Lance claims that the United States is the greatest country in the entire world, because all other countries are inferior. His argument commits which fallacy?Question 18 During her campaign, a senator released her financial information to the public. When questioned about some irregularities in her expenses, a spokesperson for the senator said the senator needn’t account for irregularities in her expenses. After all, there are other senators who have done far worse things. This is a(n) _________ fallacy.Question 19 William took a shower on a cold afternoon in winter. Promptly after getting out of the shower he put his bathrobe on and walked outside to get the newspaper. The next night he felt achy and feverish. His wife told him it was because he went out in the cold with wet hair. This is an example of the _________ fallacy.Question 20 In February, 2012, bill C-30 “Protecting Children from Internet Predators Act” was introduced in the House of Commons of Canada. Despite extensive Privacy Commission concerns about “warrant-less access” to all Canadian Internet and cell phone accounts under the proposed legislation, Canadian Public Safety Minister Vic Toews said “â ¦either stand with us or with the child pornographers.” This is a(n) _________ fallacy.Question 21 Don was researching apple production for a farm stand orchard. He found a .com that discussed apple production and sold apple cider, a .com that discussed apple production and sold dried fruit, a .org that educated the community on growing apple trees, and a .org that advocated for removing genetically modified (GMO) trees from orchards. Based upon what you know about website types and target audiences, which site should Don consider the MOST credible?Question 22 You are an expert in software architecture. If each statement about you is accurate, which statement might immediately cause your credibility to be doubted?Question 23 When claims are presented to you, _________ them by asking key questions.Question 24 Kevin tells his coworker Luis that it is going to rain tomorrow. Which of the following scenarios would make Kevin’s claim most credible to Luis?Question 25 Which of the following is a fundamental question to ask when evaluating claims?